January Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 10, 2020

Benton County had Oregon’s lowest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 2.8 percent in January 2020. Other counties with some of the lowest unemployment rates in January include Washington (2.9%), Hood River (3.0%), and Multnomah (3.1%). Six counties had unemployment rates below the national rate of 3.6 percent. The same six counties also had unemployment rates at or below the statewide rate

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Member news: Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc. Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By Kim Young | March 9, 2020

Medford, OR: Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc (OPFA), one of Oregon’s premier wealth management firms for both individual investors and businesses, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, a milestone that complements the firm’s focus on providing long-term financial wisdom to their clients and the communities they serve for decades. “From the beginning, we focused on […]

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Member news: Virtual Incubation Program kicks off 4/2/20!

By Kim Young | March 9, 2020

What is it? Hosted by OTBC, the VIP (the Virtual Incubation Program) is online incubation for entrepreneurs that combines workshops with mentoring to provide entrepreneurs with practical, step-by-step information on how to start a company. VIP is 8 weeks of online training (1 workshop a week) that provides step-by-step guidance for entrepreneurs who are starting […]

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Member News: Annual Creativity Conference at SOU

By Kim Young | March 9, 2020

  The 3rd annual Creativity Conference will take place at Southern Oregon University in Ashland on July 8-12, 2020. The conference will provide a wealth of information for those who study the science of creativity, seek to leverage research on creative thinking, or simply consider themselves to be creative. It will also provide an opportunity […]

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Board Profile: Chris DuBose

By Kim Young | March 9, 2020

Chris DuBose has lived in Southern Oregon since 2001. Even after a two-year detour to Portland, he and his family returned to the best part of the state. Aside from being on the SOREDI Board, Chris is an incoming Board Chair for United Way of Jackson County, a Medford Rotary Foundation Board Member, and the Board […]

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Member News: Small Business Workshop – Government Contracting

By Codi Spodnik | March 4, 2020

This workshop allows government contractors to learn about federal and state small business certification processes. IT will also provide some answers and direction for when and if you should get certified and how to best leverage the certification for winning government contracts. Participants will have the opportunity to explore what a business has to do […]

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Member News: From Troublesome Conflict to Powerful Breakthrough: Essential Strategies Effective Leaders Apply

By Kim Young | March 3, 2020

Leaders and managers regularly report that conflict avoidance is one of the greatest challenges they and their people face. During this interactive course, participants will explore proven strategies and techniques for productively utilizing conflict to generate meaningful breakthroughs they can apply in their business endeavors and personal lives.   In this session, we will explore: The four default […]

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Record Low Unemployment Continues in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | March 3, 2020

Oregon’s unemployment rate declined to 3.3 percent in January, the lowest on comparable records dating back to 1976. The December unemployment rate was revised downward to 3.4 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate was 3.6 percent in January.

Annual revisions to the labor force data show that Oregon’s unemployment rate steadily declined throughout last year, from 4.2 percent in January and

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: KDP Certified Public Accountants

By SOREDI | March 3, 2020

Making Growth and Opportunity Count If one were to look at KDP’s social media tags, it would be easy to see that the company relishes fun activities and retreats. From painting nights to holiday parties, the company spirit is different than you might expect from an accounting firm. Alyssa Borg, KDP’s Development Director, and Theresa […]

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Community Gems: Southern Oregon Air Academy (SOAA)

By Kim Young | March 2, 2020

At the Grants Pass Airport in Josephine County, a unique and educational opportunity like no other exists for the aviators of tomorrow. The Southern Oregon Air Academy, designed for students in both middle and high school, offers exposure to the flight industry, including mechanical and ground support roles in addition to piloting. “There’s a need for pilots,” […]

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